Monday, 25 June 2018
Czech Republic and the EU | U.S. News & World Report/Reuters

A demand by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies for border checks within the European Union to curb migration into Germany is unacceptable to the neighboring Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday. Babis said the 28-country EU still has a lot to do on migration, but it should not forget its core principles, including the freedom of movement.

Politics | Radio Prague

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the waist at a government press conference to protest Russian aggression towards Ukraine and show support for the EU and Nato. Now he is running for the Senate, to represent Prague districts 2 and 3.

National | Prague TV

On Friday, June 22 the University of New York in Prague will hold its 17th annual Graduation Ceremony at Palác Žofín. The Keynote speaker for the 2018 UNYP Graduation will be the Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic, Jan Fischer.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The Czech prime minister designate, Andrej Babiš, says the biggest problem facing the European Union is illegal migration. He made the comments in a keynote address at the opening of the three-day Prague European Summit in the Czech capital.

National | Radio Prague

The acting Czech government has approved a major overhaul of the country's census system. Under the changes the Czech Statistics Office will acquire most of the data it requires about citizens from public registers or via the internet. The remaining information will be obtained by Czech Post.

National | Radio Prague

The first quadruplets in 15 years were born in the Czech Republic last week. The three girls and a boy – named Anežka, Monika, Klára and Ondřej – were born at Prague's Motol teaching hospital, representatives said on Monday. The births went smoothly and all the babies are reportedly doing well.

Czech Republic and the EU | Yahoo News/AFP

Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Monday rejected the European Commission's multi-year draft budget as "completely unacceptable", lashing out at spending priorities imposed by Brussels. While the commission has earmarked funds for workforce training and requalification, Babiš believes more should be spent on investment. "Brussels is again trying to impose its ideas when we need to direct money towards investments," said the chemicals, food and media mogul, listed by Forbes as the second wealthiest Czech citizen.

National | Radio Prague

Hundreds of people including several senior Czech politicians attended a ceremony at the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in central Prague on Monday commemorating the heroes of Operation Anthropoid. New plaques were unveiled in the pavement by the church honouring Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, who assassinated Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich, and other resistance men who met their deaths there 76 years ago this year.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is one of the weakest states in the European Union when it comes to combatting climate change, according to Climate Action Network Europe. The Brussels-based organisation placed the Czech Republic 20th in the bloc on the basis of criteria including efforts to reach targets for the year 2020 set by the EU and enacted into legislation nine years ago.

Prague | Prague TV

Parking rules will change at Václav Havel Airport Prague as of July 1. The new measures will make the lots more accessible, ensure better capacity for traffic and mainly impact on commercial drivers using the lots.

Prague | Prague TV

A large P + R parking garage will be built at Černý Most, a secondary school in Prague 9 will undergo a complete renovation and almost five dozen schools and companies will be able to carry out educational activities.

Prague | Prague TV

Water quality has improved in Prague, but swimming in many areas is still not advisable, according to the Prague Hygiene Station. Six of the city's seven monitored natural swimming sites are in operation, while one is closed. The Prague Hygiene Station monitors water at 38 locations.

National | Brno Daily

According to the Czech Statistical Office, the number of international residents in the Czech Republic continues to grow. In the South Moravian region only, the number of international residents comes up to 43,447, with most foreigners coming from Slovakia and Ukraine.

Politics | Radio Prague

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

National | Radio Prague

Historian Katherine Cramer Brownell, author of Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, was in Prague recently to deliver a talk at the city's branch of New York University.